Egypt tightens security on anniversary of 2011 uprising

January 25, 2015 7:02 AM

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Egypt tightens security on anniversary of 2011 uprising

State news agency MENA said 22 armored army vehicles were stationed around Cairo's Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of the revolt that ended 30 years of iron-fisted rule under Mubarak and raised hopes of greater freedoms.

Although a security crackdown since 2013 ,when the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, has virtually ended street demonstrations, several took place this week in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria.

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